LINGUIST List 32.121

Fri Jan 08 2021

Qs: Call for Participants: Mandarin, English Speakers

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 07-Jan-2021
From: Yubin Xing <>
Subject: Call for Participants: Mandarin, English Speakers
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We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study of psycholinguistics: Tracking English Sentence Processing.
As a participant in this online research project, you would be asked to answer a few questions about your linguistic background and complete an online reading experiment through the platform of During the experiment, you will be asked to crack an online maze task of reading English sentences.
Your participation would involve only 1 session, which is approximately 20 to 40 minutes.

If you are at the age of 18 to 55, and you are:
1. A native English Speaker born in Canada/US, or;
2. A Speaker who moved to an English speaking country (e.g. Canada, the US) before the age of 8 and use English in your daily life, but born in a family speaking Chinese Mandarin, or;
3. A Chinese Mandarin/English Bilingual Speaker who has moved to Canada/US after the age of 18,
you are welcome to participate in this experiment by clicking this link:

Please fill 01 as the participant number if you think you are in the first population as the above description (native English speakers); fill 02 (born in Canada/US or moved there before the age of 6-8, and speaking English dominantly but speak Chinese with your family) as your participant number if you belong to the second population and fill 03 if you belong to the third (moved to Canada/Us after the age of 18).

For any questions, please contact:
Yubin Xing, Department of Linguistics, University of Saskatchewan, at email:
This study has been approved by the University of Saskatchewan Behavioural Research Ethics Board.
Thank you!

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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